Two men were moderately wounded in a shooting terrorist attack in Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood near the Border Police base on Tuesday.
The two ultra-Orthodox men, ages 48 and 50, were both conscious and received medical care at the scene. One was sent to the Hadassah-University Medical Center on Mount Scopus and the other to Shaare Zedek Medical Center.
Hadassah later updated that the 48-year-old was in stable condition after surgery.
The two said they were driving back from morning prayers when they were shot.
Security forces searched the area for the shooter, who escaped seemingly on foot. A Carlo rifle was found near the scene shortly after the attack.
“Two Jews were shot in Jerusalem on Holocaust Remembrance Day just because they were Jews,” tweeted opposition leader Yair Lapid. “Security forces will get the shooter and bring him to justice. This is the reason we have a state, we have the IDF and the Jews have the ability and power to protect themselves. I wish a speedy recovery to those wounded.”
On Monday afternoon, a stabbing in Gush Etzion left one person wounded. Later in the night, a shooting was carried out in a kibbutz. No one was hurt.
Two terror attacks were carried out on Monday
Elsewhere, a raid in Jenin led to the arrest of three Islamic Jihad members, who were planning on carrying out terror attacks in the future, according to reports. Clashes broke out between Israeli security forces and Palestinians in the city, the IDF stated, and eight Palestinians were injured.
Also, a Palestinian man in his 40s attacked a civilian security guard and tried to steal his weapon at the Kalandiya checkpoint north of Jerusalem on Tuesday evening, police said.
The Palestinian, a resident of the West Bank without a residence permit in Israel and who was walking on crutches, attacked one of the guards, who then subdued and detained him.The police opened an investigation into the incident.